Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo

Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo
In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to create Photoshop globe shape flower brush such as dandelion from photo.

Photo Source

Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo
Take a close up photo of dandelion of any globe shape flower. Framing the flower on a darker shade of leaves will help us to mask the the flower easier.

Important! Use only public domain images or Creative Commons image with derivative rights. Do not use random photos from google!


Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo

You can use this photos I took if you don't have any photos available.

Brush Tip

Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo
Converting the photo into Photoshop brush is a quick easy process.
  1. Copy the photo into a new canvas. CTRL-T to scale transform. I usually create brush size less than 500 pixels.
  2. CTRL-SHIFT-U to desaturate the image.
  3. CTRL-I to invert the image.
  4. CTRL-L to to bring up the Level Adjustment panel. Adjust it so the background is white. This is because white is transparent and black is opaque.
  5. Fix the edges by removing unwanted details.


Define Brush Preset

Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo
Convert the image into brush by using, "Edit > Define Brush Preset".

Brush Settings

Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush From Photo
Select the new brush we just created. The brush currently is without any settings, so enable "Shape Dynamics", and "Color Dynamics".

Shape Dyamics

  • Control - Choose "Fade" and set the value to 1
  • Minimum Diameter - Minimum brush tip size. Set it to 1 or 2%
  • Angle Jitter - Randomise brush tip rotation. Enable "Rotation" or "Direction" will rotate brush tip base on pen angle.
  • Roundness Jitter - Randomise brush tip shape roundness. It will squeeze the tip shape vertically.
  • Minimum Roundness - Minimum brush shape roundness.
  • Flip X Jitter - Randomly flip brush tip in X Axis.
  • Flip Y Jitter - Randomly flip brush tip in Y Axis.
With "Fade" option enable in Shape Dynamics, the brush tip will only be draw once in full size, while the following size will be set to 1% simulating plant stem.

Color Dyamics

  • Control - Choose "Fade" and set the value to 1
With "Fade" option enable in Color Dynamics, flower will use foreground color from color panel and stem will be pick up the background color.




Reference

Youtube Creating Photoshop Dandelion Brush

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